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Penang Travel Guide

Nomadic Notes Blog Posts

The Brooklyn of Penang – Seven Streets Precinct / South George Town

Cafes in Penang for writers and digital nomads – My list of cafes in Penang.

The five foot way of Georgetown, Penang – The sheltered shopfront walkways of Penang.

Penang through a pinhole – Photo essay of Georgetown.

Penang Hill – Visiting the highest point on Penang island.


Penang Hotels – Search for hotels in Penang on Agoda.

Where to stay in Penang – If you are new to Penang this guide will point out which areas to stay in, along with some hotel recommendations.

Accommodation Reviews

Guesthouse Review: Kimberley House
Guesthouse Review: Argyll Inn
Hotel Review: Hotel Continental Penang
Guesthouse Review: Eastern Inn
Guesthouse Review: Rainbow Guesthouse Penang
Hotel Review: Old Penang Hotel
Hotel Review: Friendship Motel
Hotel Review: New Asia Heritage Hotel
Mypintu – Homestay-style guesthouse
Guesthouse Review: Xaviers Lodge @ Muntri Street
Hotel Review: Link Hotel
Guesthouse Review: Just Inn
Hotel Review: Star Lodge
Hotel Review: Kim Sun Hotel
Guesthouse Review: Malabar Inn
Hotel Review: Star Lodge
Hotel Review: 75 Traveller’s Lodge
Hotel Review: Muntri House
Hotel Review: Red Inn Heritage Guesthouse

Travel Guides

Armenian Street, Georgetown Penang - Malaysia
[Lebuh Armenian (Armenian Street) in the core zone of the Unesco World Heritage Site of Georgetown.]

Visit Penang – Official tourism website for Penang.

Penang Travel Guide – Index of Travelfish travel guides.

Penang Vacations – Tourist attractions, beaches, food, and transport information.

Travel Penang Malaysia – How to get there, what to see and do, and where to stay.


Boy on a bike, Georgetown, Penang - Malaysia
[Public art from the 2012 George Town Festival. “Boy on a Bike” by Ernest Zacharevic, in Ah Quee Street.]

Capturing Penang – A blog featuring Penang art, culture, food, history, and people. – Penang food, travel, and lifestyle.

Malaysian Meanders – The expat adventures of a Texas family living in Penang, Malaysia.

Retired in Malaysia – The story of how a retired American moved from Boston, USA to live in Penang, Malaysia, under the MM2H program.

Pick of Penang – Blog about life in Penang, covering bars, clubs, events, restaurants, and the MM2H visa.

Blog Posts

Goddess of Mercy Temple, Georgetown, Penang - Malaysia
[The Goddess of Mercy Temple (Kuan Yin Temple) is the oldest temple in Georgetown.]

Future Penang – Current and proposed construction projects in Penang

Ten things to do in Penang – By

My mini guide to George Town, Penang – By

Travel guide to Georgetown Penang, Malaysia – By

Penang Weekend: where to find street art in George Town – By Jaclynn from

Food and Drink

Ken Hunts Food – A Penang food blog by a Penangite.

Best Penang Food – Reviews places to eat in Penang.

10 Must-Try Hawker Food in Penang – By

Guide Books

Streets of George Town, An Illustrated Guide to Penangs City Streets and Historic Attractions


Sri Mahamariamman Temple, Georgetown Penang - Malaysia
[The Sri Mahamariamman Hindu temple in Georgetown, Penang.]

Georgetown Penang Photo Gallery – Photo gallery of my visits to Georgetown in Penang.

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